Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?

Blimey that was brilliant!

Better off Friends is a heartfelt, romantic novel about two best friends who are completely blind to each other. I have read one other book from Elizabeth called The Lonely Hearts Club, and I think right then and there I fell in love with her writing. Her voice has humor, the stories feel real, and best of all, she makes you fall in love.

I fell into such a bliss while reading Better off Friends. The story follows Macallan and Levi. Two best friends. One boy, one girl. Both in love with each other but too oblivious too see what everyone else around them sees.

"We were just friends. That's how she saw me. And maybe we were better off being only friends."

The friendship that went into Levi and Macallan was so pure and beautiful. They had a connection from the moment they met each other in seventh grade after Levi moves all the way from California. Macallan is the one who gets stuck with showing him around school and she makes it very clear in the beginning that she wants nothing else to do with him. But at lunch they both realize they love a tv show from the UK and that's the start to their road as friends.

The story is told from both Levi and Macallan's POV in a span of five years. We see their struggles with themselves as well as with each other. As a reader all you wanted to do was shake them to pieces for being so blind as to see what was right in front of them the entire time!

But alas, I loved the angst.I loved the humor and quick wit from the characters. I loved the easy going yet hard at times relationship between Levi and Macallan. They are both one in the same and completely belong together.

Books like this make me insanely happy. Make sure you grab a copy on release day-Feb 25, 2014!!

Thank you to Scholastic via NetGalley for providing me with a review copy for an honest review.

About Author:
The short and sweet version:
Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, and Better Off Friends. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick.

To check out the long version, head over to my webpage:http://www.elizabetheulberg.com/bio.html

Also, I'm not checking e-mails on my Goodreads, see my website for information on contacting me!http://www.elizabetheulberg.com/conta...

Happy reading!


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